Karen Ziemba, Stephen Bogardus, Christine Pedi and More Set for Broadway Close Up: Jerry Herman

News   Karen Ziemba, Stephen Bogardus, Christine Pedi and More Set for Broadway Close Up: Jerry Herman
 
The final concert in Merkin Concert Hall's 2011 Broadway Close Up series will celebrate the life and career of Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jerry Herman. Broadway Close Up: Jerry Herman will be held Dec. 5 at the Kaufman Center.

Karen Ziemba
Karen Ziemba Photo by Laura Rose

The 7:30 PM concert, featuring musical direction by Richard Danley, will include performances from Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street), Karen Ziemba (Contact), Donna English (Lend Me a Tenor), Stephen Bogardus (Man of La Mancha), Nora Mae Lyng, Jonah Kernis, Jason Graae, Christine Pedi (Forbidden Broadway) and cabaret artists Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano.

The evening, which honors Herman's 80th birthday and 50-year career, will include a duet he wrote for the musical Ben Franklin In Paris and will celebrate three of his lesser-known shows: Mack and Mabel, The Grand Tour and Dear World.

Herman won Tony Awards for his work on Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles. In 1999 he was also awarded a special Tony for Lifetime Achievement. 

The Kaufman Center is located at 129 West 67th Street. For more information and tickets, visit kaufman-center.org.

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